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Willimansettís Fallen from the Vietnam War   

ROBERT RICHARD LITWIN

Personal Data:                

Birth Date:  August 5, 1941

Birth Place:  Chicopee, Massachusetts

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

Fatherís Name:  Stanley Litwin

Motherís Name:  Stella (Chliszczyk) Litwin

Sibling Names:  

Mrs. Loren (Litwin) Densmore; Mrs. Kathy (Litwin) Collins; Mrs. Patricia (Litwin) Zak; Mrs. Sandra (Litwin) Besau; Stanley Litwin; Richard Litwin; John Litwin

Marital Status:  Married

Wifeís Name:  Theresa (Robak) Litwin

Offspring Names:  Robert Litwin Jr.; Donna Marie Litwin  

Education:  

Schools Attended:  Chicopee Public School System

High School Diploma:  

Selective Service Data:  

SSS Local Board Number:

SSS Local Board Location:

SSS Registration Date:

SSS Registrant Description:      

Military Service Record:  

Entry Date:  1958

Entry Mode:  Enlistment

Entry Location:

Home of Record:  Willimansett, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Army                                 

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Platoon Sergeant

Rank Abbrev:  PSGT

Pay Grade:  E7         

MOS:  11B4P            

MOS Title:  Infantryman Paratrooper

MOS Background:

Awards Received: 

Distinguished Service Cross; Purple Heart Medal; Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze service stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; awarded a special commendations ribbon for saving fellow paratrooper in Santo Domingo in 1965, during which he was wounded

Badges Earned:

Expert Infantry Badge; Combat Infantryman Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Parachutist Badge; Expert Badge with Rifle Bar

Posthumous Promotion: 

Length of Service:  9 years 

Southeast Asia Tour Data:  

Date Tour Commenced: April 3, 1967

Major Command:  173rd Airborne Brigade   

Land Assignment:

Regiment:  503rd Infantry

Battalion:  2nd Battalion                         

Company:  A Company

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  June 22, 1967

Casualty Time:

Casualty Age:  25

Casualty Data 1: Hostile, Died                      

Casualty Data 2:  Gun, Small Arms Fire       

Casualty Data 3:  Ground Casualty               

Casualty Province:  Kontum

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam               

Located In Or Near:  Dak To

Body Recovered:  Yes

Burial/Memorial:

Burial Location:  St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Chicopee, Massashusetts

Burial Plot Location:

Burial Date:  July 3, 1967

Consigned Funeral Home:

Military Escort Name:

Willimansettís Fallen Casualty Order:  1st 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  22E  Line Number:  43

Honor/Tribute:

Robert R. Litwin School, Murphy Lane, Chicopee, Massachusetts

[Special thanks to Donna Sajdak]


 


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